Our project will provide 5000 Meals on Wheels to older adults. Since 1974 we have served over one million meals to hungry homebound seniors and the disabled. So many elders need a nutritious daily meal, companionship, and someone to check up on them. This meal can be the difference between being able to live at home or having to move into an assisted living facility. And during this time of COVID, we are providing more meals than ever to hungry seniors & need your help!
Hunger and malnutrition is an alarming problem for U.S. seniors. 11.4% of those over 65 experience food insecurity each year. The Mayo Clinic states that along with financial limitations, physical, social and psychological factors contribute to senior hunger. They often have to choose between paying for medicines or paying for groceries. Others have debilitating conditions that impede their ability to shop and prepare meals. Seniors who live in isolation are significantly more prone to hunger.
Bringing hot, nutritious meals to hundreds of vulnerable elders throughout the Tri-Cities area of Alameda County (Bay Area), CA assures three things: 1. Their hunger is abated; 2. They have regular human connection; 3. They are given a daily well-check. During COVID-19, food insecurity amongst elders has skyrocketed; LIFE ElderCare is delivering 62% more meals and working hard to ensure that no senior has to choose between food & safety. Please give to keep them safe at home.
There are no neighborhoods without seniors; and these seniors often face a high risk of hunger and isolation if they have no support. LIFE ElderCare addresses that. By providing nutritious meals every day, we improve the health, well-being, and quality of life for vulnerable elders. And when seniors have reliable access to healthy food, our neighborhoods and communities become stronger and the long-term public tax burden and Medi-Cal and Medicare costs drastically decreases as well!
Info about LIFE ElderCare's Meals on Wheels